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    specification by example (SBE)

    Specification by example (SBE) is a user-driven contextual approach to defining software requirements. This approach encourages communication between a project's business owners and the software development team while also aligning software specifications with user acceptance testing.

  • spike

    A spike is a sharp rise in the frequency for a given variable, usually immediately followed by a decrease. This sort of transient variation is often seen in the measurement of voltage or current in circuits. (Continued...)

  • spike testing

    Spike testing is a type of performance testing where an application is tested with a sudden and extreme increase in load, such as user traffic or system transactions.

  • spiral model

    The spiral model is a systems development lifecycle (SDLC) method used for risk management that combines the iterative development process model with elements of the waterfall model.

  • sprint (software development)

    A sprint is a set period of time during which specific work has to be completed and made ready for review.

  • SQL injection

    A SQL injection (SQLi) is a security exploit in which the attacker adds Structured Query Language (SQL) code to a Web form input box in order to gain access to unauthorized resources or make changes to sensitive data.

  • SSADM (Structured Systems Analysis & Design Method)

    SSADM (Structured Systems Analysis & Design Method) is a widely-used computer application development method in the UK, where its use is often specified as a requirement for government computing projects.

  • SSI injection

    SSI injection is a form of attack that can be used to compromise Web sites that contain SSI (server-side include) statements... (Continued)

  • staging environment

    A staging environment, or staging, provides a nearly exact replica of a production environment for software testing.

  • stand-up

    In agile software development, a stand-up is a daily progress meeting, traditionally held within a development area. Business customers may attend for the purpose of gathering information. (Continued...)

  • Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)

    The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), originally known as the System Performance Evaluation Cooperative, is a consortium of leading computer hardware and software manufacturers that was founded in 1988 with the goal of defining, establishing, maintaining and endorsing benchmarks applicable to computer systems.

  • static verification

    Static verification is the set of processes that analyzes code to ensure defined coding practices are being followed, without executing the application itself.

  • story

    In agile software development, a story is a particular business need assigned to the software development team. (Continued...)

  • stress testing

    Stress testing is the process of determining the ability of a computer, network, program or device to maintain a certain level of effectiveness under unfavorable conditions.

  • structured programming (modular programming)

    Structured programming, sometimes known as modular programming, is a subset of procedural programming that enforces a logical structure on the program being written to make it more efficient and easier to understand and modify.

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